The Key to Survival
Rests in the Hands of
In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no child shall live a day past his fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the child is the object of an obscene harvest resulting in the construction of a machinelike creature whose sole purpose is to kill.
The mysterious Shade -- once a man, but now more like the machines he fights -- recruits the few children fortunate enough to escape. With luck, cunning, and skill, four of Shade's children come closer than any to discovering the source of the Overlords' power -- and the key to their downfall. But the closer the children get, the more ruthless Shade seems to become ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tanaise - LibraryThing
I wanted to like this one, as I've read (and loved) every other one of his books, but I just couldn't do it. I couldn't even finish it, I was too depressed by it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rivkat - LibraryThing
After all the adults vanished, monsters came and collected the children, to be turned into monsters who fought for the delectation of other monsters as they reached age 14. A few escapees, with the ... Read full review